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Thought It Was Impossible to Pour From This Without Making a Mess!
on April 9, 2016
Update: The secret to pouring from this is to slow down. I've taken care to pour slowly enough that the liquid surface does not extend beyond the pour spout and have successfully poured without spillage several times now. It's not even all that much slower than I would naturally pour, but just enough to make a difference.
Now that I'm reading many of the reviews for this item (there are too many to read all of them), I'm sort of glad I didn't read them before buying, but also glad to read the information now. I did not know there had been a change in the consumer Pyrex products.
I worked in chemistry labs for decades and Pyrex glassware was standard. We put it through some radical temperature changes and fully expected it to survive. I might have expected the same behavior from this measuring cup.
I bought this so that I could heat 4 cups of milk all at once. I make yogurt and the milk is heated to 180ºF, cooled and then culture is added. Heating the milk in the microwave just worked better for me than stovetop, but I needed a container that I could heat and pour.
What a mess! The first time I poured from this cup, milk went everywhere. I poured safely yesterday until I became overconfident and thought I could just pour the last of the contents swiftly. Oops.
I believe I can learn to make it function, but it shouldn't be this hard.
That said, the numbers and demarcation lines have been holding up with no problem. I've taken the cup containing the heated milk out of the microwave and placed it on cool surfaces without incident. I like being able to measure and heat my milk in a single container. Other than the messy pour, it has performed as expected and made my yogurt better.
Maybe I should just practice with water. As far as I can tell, the key is simply to pour slowly. Once the liquid reaches the area beyond the pour spout it wants to run down the outside of the cup rather than maintain a tidy stream of liquid. The pour spout is narrow and only allows for a small, and hence, slow stream of poured liquid.
I still like it and couldn't find anything that looked like it would work better.